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Catalogo Alfabetico de Apellidos

    On this day, November 21, 1849, Spanish Governor-General Narciso Claveria decreed the printing of Catalogo Alfabetico de Apellidos, which systematically assigned Spanish surnames to Filipinos.   The following is the list of Filipino surnames in the Catalogo alfabetico de apellidos: Abacan Abaday Abalahin Abao Abat Abay Abaya Abayan Abayari Abeya Abiad Abinsay Abiog Ablang Ablasa Ablog… Read More »

Francisca Reyes Aquino | National Artist for Dance

  Today, November 21 is the 35th death anniversary of Francisca Reyes Aquino, National Artist for Dance.   She was born on March 9, 1899 and she passed away on November 21, 1983.   Acknowledged as the Folk Dance Pioneer, this Bulakeña began her research on folk dances in the 1920’s making trips to remote barrios in Central… Read More »

Tribu OBU MANUVU

    Meet them at the Kalinaw Kultura Launch on November 29 at Abreeza Mall Davao, 1:30 pm.   The Kalinaw Kultura is a program of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.   Obu Manuvu is a sub-tribe of the Manobo community resulting from the intermarriages between the Bagobo and… Read More »

Tribu TAGABAWA

  Meet them at the Kalinaw Kultura Launch on November 29 at Abreeza Mall Davao, 1:30 pm.   The Kalinaw Kultura is a program of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.   Tagabawa means living belong Mt.Apo.   They are very meticulous and careful about their clothes.   Their traditional… Read More »

Santiago Alvarez | Kidlat ng Apoy

  Santiago Alvarez “Kidlat ng Apoy” is known in Cavite for his bravery after he leads many battles in the province which include the “Battle of Dalahican”, the first great victory of the Filipinos against the Spaniards. Kilala sya sa Cavite sa kanyang katapangan matapos niyang pangunahan ang maraming laban ng katipunan sa probinsya kabilang dito ang Battle… Read More »